MammaMia – ‘I spent two days inside a cult and I can see why people join them.’
By Kelly Eden – MammaMia – 13/08/2022
“We were there for the entire weekend. You can’t make a community of 500 fake it for that long,” I argued. “It seems like a really peaceful place to live.”
I could see the attraction for joining, but that was before recent news on what’s really going on at Gloriavale.
We’d moved to the West Coast of New Zealand for my (now ex) husband’s new head teacher position. Within a few months, he was assigned a student teacher who would spend a couple of months learning from him. To our surprise, the student was a young woman from Gloriavale, a local Christian Community who very rarely socialised with people outside of their community.
There was a lot of gossip around our town about Gloriavale and it was hard to know what was true.
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